The Stone Queen – by K.L. Caley #writephoto

Reblogged from new2writing in response to the photo prompt:


I disappeared through the gap in the bushes, leaving the palace and my troubles behind. My mother would not approve, she didn’t understand, I needed time, a life of my own, solitude and most importantly escape.

I climbed a tree to the top and watched the procession come in. The suitor they had picked for me would be amongst them. I didn’t care. I wasn’t ready. Why couldn’t things stay as they are? Jumping back down onto the path I began following my trodden trail, grimacing as my gown snagged in a bush. That would not go down well either. Maybe he would take one look at me and not want me, then things would stay as they are and I could still escape to the forest whenever I needed to.

Further up, I came to the lake and began skimming stones. The act numbed my mind, my tongue was held firmly between my lips as I concentrated on making each stone bounce further along the water than the last.

“Wow, how do you do that?” the voice had me startled and I turned to find a gangly looking lad behind me his eyes still looking out at the circles where my bouncing rock had finally sunk…

Read the rest of the story at new2writing


About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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7 Responses to The Stone Queen – by K.L. Caley #writephoto

  1. davidprosser says:

    This was a wonderful response to your photoprompt Sue.
    xxx Gigantic Hugs xxx

    Liked by 1 person

  2. KL Caley says:

    Thank you very much for the re-blog, Sue! I have had some wonderful compliments on the tale :). Your images are so inspiring – love it. KL ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  3. noelleg44 says:

    Super story to go with that photo!


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